Driver arrested in Mitchell's Plain for hijacked vehicle

A driver was arrested in Mitchell’s Plain on Monday for being in possession of a hijacked vehicle.

The arrests were made through a joint operation by City Law Enforcement Auxiliary Officers, SAPS Flying Squad, and Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers.

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The City’s Wayne Dyason said City Law Enforcement Auxiliary Officers were assisting at a house fire in Kensington on Monday night, when they received information that a hijacked VW Golf 4 was in the area, which was hijacked in Mitchells Plain the previous day.

‘’After following up on further information, the officers continued their search which brought them to Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain. With the assistance of SAPS  Flying Squad, they combed the streets in search of the vehicle. After approximately 30 minutes of searching, the Auxiliary Officers spotted the vehicle in Dolomites Street with multiple occupants.’’

‘’The officers made contact with the flying squad vehicle and while turning around, the driver of the vehicle spotted officers and began to drive off in an attempt to evade officers. After a short pursuit through the streets of Tafelsig, the driver of the vehicle lost control on a corner in Magaliesberg Crescent, causing the vehicle to collide with the sidewalk and a tyre to burst, forcing them to a stop,’’ added Wayne Dyason, City of Cape town’s Law Enforcement Inspector.

Dyason said the occupants fled the vehicle, fleeing in multiple directions, but officers managed to arrest the driver after a short foot pursuit.

‘’SAPS Flying Squad arrived seconds behind the officers and assisted with crowd control and booking in of the hijacked vehicle. Mitchells Plain LEAP arrived shortly after and assisted with transporting the suspect to Mitchells Plain SAPS.’’

The suspect was arrested and will appear in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrates Court soon.

Done by: Mitchum George


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